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Saif Class (US Garcia)

The Saif (Garcia) class frigates were leased by Pakistan from the United States for a 5-year term. Due to the Pressler Amendment, which denied Pakistan any further financial and military assistance for pursuing a military nuclear program, Pakistan had to return four Brooke (Badr)-class and four Garcia (Saif)-class frigates to the United States at the end of their lease in 1993.


Specifications

Power Plant One steam turbine
(Westinghouse in Garcia, Brumby; GE in others)
Two Foster Wheeler 1,200-psi pressure-fired boilers
Length 514 ft
Beam 45 ft
Draft 25 ft
Displacement 2624 tons standard
3560 tons full load
Speed 27 knots
Complement 19 Officers, 200 Sailors
Armament ASROCs (RUR-5A) in one 8-tube Mk 16 launcher
Six 12.75-inch torpedoes in two triple Mk 32 launchers
Two 5-inch Mk 30 dual-purpose guns

Ships
Previous Name Builders Laid down Launched Commissioned Decomm Leased Returned
Kharbar Brumby Avondale Shipyard, LA 1 Aug 1963 6 Jun 1964 5 Aug 1965 31 Mar 1989 31 Mar 1989 14 Nov 1993
(scrapped)
Saif Garcia Bethlehem Steel, NJ 16 Oct 1962 31 Oct 1963 21 Dec 1964 31 Jan 1989 31 Jan 1989 13 Jan 1994
(reserve/scrapped)
Siqqat Koelsch Defoe Shipbuilding, MI 19 Feb 1965 8 Jun 1965 10 Jun 1967 31 May 1989 May 1989 1993
(scrapped)
N/A O'Callaghan Defoe Shipbuilding, MI 19 Feb 1964 20 Oct 1965 13 Jul 1968 20 Dec 1988 8 Feb 1993 Nov 1993
(scrapped)



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